General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches (20-30 cm)
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Nepeta
  • Japanese Catmint
  • Catmint

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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-15
  6:51 pm.  In shade, in the evening, a delightful blue emerges.
Location: Stanton hall garden nursery, Northumberland UK
Date: 2023-05-21
Location: Elysium Gardens, Kelowna, B.C.
Date: 2010-06-10
  11:04 am. Magnificent plants - 3 to 4 feet in height.
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2015-05-29
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-05-28
Great bee plant!
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2009-06-12
  7:59 am.  Purple in the early sunshine.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2009-06-17
Blooms well in partial shade.
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-10-04
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-03
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-17
Grown from collected seed
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-05-28

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-03
Possibly a seedling of 'Candy Cat'
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-03
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2015-06-03

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